Kojo Poku Nsafoa, former presidential aspirant of the Nee Patriotic Party(NPP) Special Delegates Congress has endorsed Dr Mahamudu Bawumia.
NPP has scheduled November 4, 2023 as the date for the election of the party’s flag bearer. Kojo Poku believes in the vision of the vice President and has endorsed him after he paid him a visit.
Currently, there are four candidates who will be competing for the flag bearer position of the New Patriotic Party.
- Mahamudu Bawumia
- Ken Ohene Agyapong
- Owusu Afriyie Akoto
- Francis Addai Nimoh
The NPP recently conducted a super delegates conference to reduce its flagbearer hopefuls from ten to five. In the results, Vice President Dr. Mahamudu Bawumia emerged victorious with 629 votes (68.15%), followed by Assin Central MP Kennedy Agyapong with 132 votes (14.30%), and former Trade Minister Alan Kyerematen in third place with 95 votes (10.29%). Dr. Owusu Afriyie Akoto secured fourth place with 36 votes (3.90%).
Following the super delegates conference, Boakye Agyarko and Francis Addai-Nimoh were tied with nine (9) votes each in the NPP presidential race, leading to the decision for a run-off on September 2. However, Boakye Agyarko staunchly disagrees with this new process, asserting that it violates the party’s constitution. He argued, “It is totally unconstitutional that a sub-section (about 135 National Council members) of the Special Electoral College should assume the function on behalf of the 955 delegates who voted in the first round.”
Agyarko expressed strong reservations about the changes to the election process, asserting that they are detrimental to fair play and justice. He concluded by calling it “an unconstitutional act which I cannot allow myself to be associated with.”
This unexpected development has added further intrigue to the NPP’s presidential race, as the party grapples with the logistics and legality of conducting the run-off election.